Antiques are objects that are at least 100 years old. They are often considered valuable because they represent the time period in which they were made.
Antiques date back to the early 1900s, when people started collecting items for their value. For example, a person may have purchased an antique vase for $5 and then sold it for $15,000. Antiques can be anything from paintings to furniture to jewelry and even books.
Antique items are usually considered valuable because of their age, rarity, or quality.